Foxlowe Talks: Building Stones For Peace

20/03/2013 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Foxlowe Arts Centre
Market Place
Leek, Staffordshire ST13 6AD
No admission
Peter Kent-Baguley
07773 464626

Building Stones for Peace an illustrated talk by Anthony Wilson & Rosemary Barnett

With so many wars and so much killing still in the world it is hoped the new Peace Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas will not only commemorate those who worked to save lives on the front line, having declined to join the armed forces to kill in both World Wars, but will also become an inspirational icon for peace.

The memorial’s circular design echoes the seating of a small Quaker meeting for worship, where members sit together as equals; it also represents a setting for reconciliation between opponents. We hope that visitors to the National Memorial Arboretum will experience it as a place for quiet rest and reflection.

The Memorial is the brainchild of Staffordshire Quakers and the designer is Ipstones resident and Foxlowe Arts Centre volunteer, ROSEMARY BARNETT.

Dr Jenny Carson of the University of Manchester’s Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) has designed the 12-panel exhibition of the war time peace workers, who were in fact predominantly non-Quakers, and this will be displayed at the Foxlowe Arts Centre from Wednesday 20th March for a fortnight.

Quaker Memorial Drawing